Casting Call for Fox “Empire” Season 2 – Recurring / Core Extras in Chicago


The FOX series “Empire”  is about to begin production of season 2 in the Chicago area and there is a call out for core extras to work on the show throughout the season.

At this time, 4 Star Casting is only seeking adult extras with an upscale club look. General submissions are not yet open, but will be soon, so please only apply if you’ve got the look and live in Chicago. 4 Star will only be considering talent that lives around the Chicago area and all talent MUST have an Illinois State ID.

The show premiered last year and proved to be a huge hit for FOX. Lee Daniels and Danny Strong (Lee Daniels The Butler) have teamed back up for an edgy new drama series. The FOX hip hop music drama, EMPIRE takes viewers behind the scenes and into the drama of a family run music empire. “Empire”  stars Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson and Gabourey Sidibe.

The edgy series focuses on Lucious Lyon, a Hip-hop artist and CEO of Empire Entertainment. After a medical diagnosis predicts he will be incapacitated within a few years, he is left finding his replacement at Empire. Lucious must now pick the person that will rule his Empire once he no longer can. While he has 3 sons, he feels none of them can actually fill his shoes successfully. Complicating the matter is the appearance of his ex-wife, Cookie. She took a fall for him years back and now believes he owes her.

FOX Empire show casting paid TV extras

4 Star Casting of Chicago is seeking the following – Chicago area talent only please!

We are not accepting general submissions quite yet.

You must have an Illinois Driver’s License or Illinois State ID to submit.

NOTE: ALL submissions should be sent to
RATE: $80/8

We are looking upscale club goers to be part of a core group who will work throughout the season two.

Chicago area talent only! Please do not apply if you do not live in Chicago as an Illinois ID is mandatory. Do not apply if you are from out of State.

Send an email to with the following info
1) Put Upscale Club Goer in the subject line.
2) Include your name, phone number, email address, zip code, height, weight and age in the body of the email
3) Attach recent jpeg photos of yourself – it can be a candid shots – close up and full body – make sure you are against a neutral/plain wall with decent lighting wearing an upscale outfit that you would be appropriate for a club. If you are fully made up in the picture, please send us a candid photo that is more natural as well.
4) Give us a general idea of your availability from June to February.
We will contact you if you are in consideration.

You must be registered with us at to be considered.

The cast of Empire Season 2

39 thoughts on “Casting Call for Fox “Empire” Season 2 – Recurring / Core Extras in Chicago

  1. Alfreda Collins

    Hi my name is Alfreda Collins. I’ve already submitted an e-mail to this site. Meanwhile I have some GOOD news to add with this e-mail. On June 29- July 1, I was Blessed to play an Extra in the movie Chi-Raq as a protester produced by Mr Spike Lee. Can I explain how God worked it out for me. On June 22, 2015, submitted my e-mail on that date. June 23, 2015 they wanted me in Chicago for the shooting on June 24 & 25 unfortunately I couldn’t make that date. But God, my God is good. On June 23, I received a e-mail I guess from Mr Spike Lee stating that it had been cancelled until June 29 -July 1. Believe y’all that was the same week my vacation started and I was to be in the movie as the protester. I was told the first half of the show that Empire was only picking Extras for the show that live in Chicago, but the second half of show they will be picking people from other cities and regions. I was told once that happens, will be informed about my try-out for an Extra on Empire. I hope the auditions are held in December because I took the last four weeks in December for my vacation. I get six weeks but four of them I took in December. God Bless.

  2. Monroe Barnes

    I got that spark you need for those club and concert scenes. Truth be told, I can do it all. I’ll start as an extra but by the time it’s over the director gonna want me for a more permanent role. Chi-towns finest ready to hit the scene! Seeing the swag I carry in a nice three piece suit was just meant to be on screen.

  3. Emmanuel Marsh

    I would love to try out for a role on the TV show, Empire. I would love to try a new experience.

  4. matilda caples

    Hi, I am Frm Chicago and would love to be an extra.



  6. mary Neylon

    I just love the show and would enjoy being apart of of this great team.

  7. Tremaine Edwards

    I would love to be able to be on the show Empire. I watch it all the time and I live in Chicago.

  8. Tiffany Walker

    I definitely got what it takes to be on the show. I’m very versatile.

  9. Sheena Cooper

    I would really love the chance to be on the most popular show on TV in history, and fulfill my life long dream of acting…. Please consider me.
    Thanks in Advance

  10. Cathy

    I would love to be on Empire. My name is Kathy, I’m a 49 year old lady. I’ve been to the club and know how to dress for the club. I also know how to act at the Club. I would appreciate if you take the time to considered, me think about it. I have no experience but I am willing to learn everything and anything. My time is your time, thank you very much.

  11. Brynell Jones

    I would love to be a extra on the best show in the world. My name is Brynell Jones and I’m from Detroit, Mi. I love music. I also do music RnB. I’m a talented young black male. I’m 34 years old and have a beautiful 1 year old, she is my blessing. This would be a blessing for us and I also can act. I have a Facebook page – Brynell Jones.

  12. Luz Maldonado

    I am a resident of Illinois, Chicago. I can provide a State of Illinois I.D. and have the Greatest Love for Becoming an Extra or Star on my Favorite Show Empire…

  13. Lucy Maldonado

    Would like to be an extra on my favorite Show Empire! I have been a resident of Chicago for over 40 years, please consider me to be part of the Empire Family.

  14. Marquita A. Hill


    My name is Marquita. I aspire to become a famous actress. I am a hard worker that is very determined to make it in this business. I know this is a tough industry; I just hope and pray that you give me the opportunity to show you what I have to offer. I am a fresh face willing to do use means necessary to make my dreams a reality. Although this opportunity is a position for a core extra; I feel that I would be great for the job being this will be a stepping stone for my career. Can you please give me the opportunity to prove myself.

    Continue to have a great day !

    Marquita A. Hill
    Facebook Marquita A. Hill
    Instagram Mshill16_lovinglife

  15. Etta Reed

    I am a very huge fan of the show Empire, this is my favorite show on tv by far. Please contact me with a chance to be a part of something epic. This will be a honor for me to show I can and love the chance to do something as great as appear on your show and team. I will be looking forward to hearing from you with a chance to work with this great cast. I am very out going and a club goer. I will be waiting to hear from you. Thank you in advance for this golden opportunity.

  16. Bridgette Woolridge

    I Absolutely looooove Empire! I am currently an up and coming personal stylist and the ultimate social butterfly and club goer… An extra would be perfect for me! Check out my pages. IG =@glossgotemcrazy Facebook=Coco Brown & Glossy DicedPineapples Couture Thx for your time.

  17. t

    I want this! You can’t go wrong with me, just take a chance.

  18. tracy foster

    I believe I would be perfect for the cast. I work in a night club, so I’m definitely a club goer. Thank you for your consideration.

  19. Alfreda Collins

    I would love to be an extra or earn a regular spot on season 2 of “Empire”. I’ve submitted several comments showing my interest in the show. I’m an older lady, I really look twenty years younger or more than my original age. I’ m a non-known christian comedian as an 82 year old lady name Ms Ona Sims. Ms Ona raps, sings, dances and will make you laugh. I would love to get a very small part playing Taraji /Cookies’s mean mean granny are great aunt likewise with Terrance/ Lucious’s arrogant want to be big time family member. With this recognition it would help me with another dream I have and that’s to reach Tyler Perry and ask if I can play Madea’s lonnnnnng lost sister Ms Ona. I’m available at any time any day and I will be pleased with what ever part I get even if it’s one line. You be reading more than one interest form of mine because I filled out those Thoughts on New Fox Series Empire casting for new episodes. I hope to hear from you. God Bless.

  20. Andre' DuBois Bordeaux

    I’ve done extra work on Movies ( Mercury Rising / Hardball / T.V Early edition esp 15 ( False Witness) speaking role. I would love to get a part on this show. HIT ME UP!

  21. Ed Brown

    170 lbs
    23 years
    I definitely have “the look”, Yet to be discovered.
    Consider me…

  22. dearle blackman

    I need to be on that show. I love it!

  23. LaShona Franklin

    I’ve never acted before. I’m currently a student at Fullsail University getting my Bachelor’s in Entertainment Business. I’m told that I have a great personality and that I’m funny. I’ve been asked if I’ve modeled before but I haven’t.

  24. David Alvarez

    (Instagram name: mrsuccessfu1)

    I’m a nice lean, fit guy that’s very athletic(6’1 180 lbs). I do fashion shows along with some actual modeling itself. I have a name for myself that’s progressing everyday(Mr. Successfu1). Entertainment is something I enjoy being around. People love being around me and they always give me many compliments about my appearance. I also work at a studio, I dance, I’m funny and I’m starting to get into hosting all over.
    You’ll love my look.
    Here’s my Instagram name: mrsuccessfu1
    (Replace the letter “L” with the number “1”

  25. Jermaine Ross

    Empire is the best thing that ever happened to tv…. I love every character and would love the opportunity! Please consider.

  26. Antoinette Henigan

    My Daughter is 15 years old and she can sing, rap, dance and she writes her own scripts. Her name is Edashia Williams.

  27. Anaiah Petty

    Hi, i am definitely interested in this project. I am an independent actor/model/rapper. If there is room for me, I am up to the challenge. I do have my acting resume as well as head shots. Please consider.

  28. Shonda Williams

    Open for upscale episode in Empire Season 2.

  29. Danny Ingram

    I’m very interested in being part of your season 2.

  30. Marlon Carter

    I love that show. I’m a rapper /actor who is athletic and I have a nice athletic structure… 6’1, 196, I am open to just about anything.

  31. Marlon Carter

    I am an artist that also can act as well. I rap and I model. I’m 6″1, 196, good athletic structure and I’m athletic as well. I would love to work on that show trust me you wouldn’t be disappointed.

  32. Linda Fulcher

    I am interested in this casting call. I am a R&B singer and a dancer. I live in Los Angeles, My name is Linda Fulcher aka LadyDiva. Thank You

  33. Lisa williams

    Acting and modeling, would love to be in the up coming season of empire, open to any position. Thank you in advance.

  34. Ashley DeJarnette

    Please pick me I am multifaceted. Check out my Instagram AshleyDeyJ. Thank you for your time.


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